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people from higher taxes but mitch mcconnell, senate republican leader, he says there has been no similar compromise from the democrats or the president. he says they are still holding out for higher tax rates on the rich and he says the radical left is prescenting the democrats and president and agreeing to serious reform from medicare. martha, i have to tell you. i got new numbers from medicare, from trustees, actually. medicare has to pay out in the future $42 trillion. that is money which it does not now have. so you can see that this is very serious issue. cuts in spending, cuts to medicare. who will make them? it is very serious because what that kind of money outstanding you need some kind of an agreement and fast. the bottom line right now, martha, it is again an impasse. martha: that's a huge number, stuart. it was about 38 trillion just less than a year ago i believe. >> yes. martha: so that number has really ballooned to 42 trillion as stuart shares with us in terms of those numbers. let's go back to the republican side for just a moment because i think there is a discrepancy i
more important for these small businesses are the tax hikes and the tax increases that they are facing come the end of the year. a tax increase for top net income earners, from 35 to 39.6% in 2013. for all intents and purposes that involves small business owners? >> it's a lot of them. there is a fight going on. the left saying it will not affect small business too much. the right is saying it will. there is a lot of politics going on. my only question is how taking money out of anybody to put into washington, d.c. which is has been very ineffective with our capital is going to help -- i don't get it. somebody runs a small business and make a few hundred thousand a year to tell them you are going to pay $15-20,000 a year plus obamacare, i on don't think that is good news. i wish they had a better idea. elections have consequences. i gather taxes are going up. >> heather: according to ernest & young they are projecting that that tax rate will kill 710,000 small business jobs. people, individuals support businesses help that? >> yes, it's going to help. look, there is a reality. dollars
their article describing said freak out. upper income taxpayers look for ways to sidestep obama tax plan. he said he would end the tax cuts for the wealthy. and abc news found after the election that at least some of the people in this country making over $250,000 a year were just freaking out about that. "a 63-year-old attorney based in louisiana who asked not to be named told abc news that she plans to cut back on her business to get her annual income under the $250,000 mark should the obama tax plan be passed by congress and become law. we were going to try to make our income $249,999 she said." this is nuts. if i could just lower my income, i will avoid the tax hike. i will purposely make less money so i don't fall into the tax hike category. this is nuts, right? this is a fundamental misunderstanding. this is like that old joke about the three guys sitting about the one thing they would take with them to survive if they knew they would be trapped in the desert. the first guy would bring a compass so i could find my way out. the second guy would bring as much water i could carry so i cou
said they will back down on taxes as long as there is one condition. >> steve: this time the white house has a better idea. wait until you hear who they are bringing back to lead the negotiations. yimpt powerball jackpot. $425 million . if you think you are more likely to get struck by lightning than win it big. the guy who won eight times who has the secret. >> steve: does he have the numbers. >> brian: "fox and friends" begins now. >> steve: hi, folks, live from studio e. i am sick of turkey. and i am sick of gravy. we had it five-days. >> gretchen: i know, i have a big huge bird sitting in my refrigerator and attempt to make soup out of it later today. >> brian: so it is not alive. >> gretchen: it didn't gobble. >> brian: i went to the movies and i have another movie. >> gretchen: i saw santa claus over the weekend. >> brian: ian loves it. i will tell you in a while. >> gretchen: no. >> brian: steve, saw one of my recommendations on saturday and you feel. >> steve: i am stopping to listen wu. >> gretchen: can you tell us now. >> steve: some of his movies i like a lot. >> gretche
are focusing this coming week on negotiating a deal on those expiring tax cuts and spending reductions that will automatically kick in december 31st, at midnight. so will we see more face-to-face meetings and what do both sides need to do? let's talk with angela mcglowan, and mark hammond a former aid to john kerry and nice to see you both. i predict more face-to-face meetings and i think they'll get together, kind of like holiday dinners, you see a lot of people you might not choose to see, but you have to see them, right. >> you have to see them and you might not want to see them again for another year, but, he yes, rick, they have to come to the table again and again and again until we reach a deal. if we go off the fiscal cliff, it's predicted that we will get another recession, now they're saying if we go off the fiscal cliff it only impact certain americans with taxes increasing and it will affect our country and economy. and we need face-to-face meetings and i don't think that obamacare should be on the table. >> you do not think that obamacare should be on the table. >> no. >>
passed two-and-a-half years ago, and it starts to unfold this january with new taxes. then insurance exchanges up and ready in october 2013. analysts, however, say the federal government is struggling in part because of the way the bill was thrown together. >> it was put together by a bunch of special interests, and that's why you get this rube goldberg contraption, we're having all these problems. >> reporter: now, just before thanksgiving the administration finally laid out what is called essential benefits which insurance companies need to structure and price their health care plans. but the administration is pressing its luck, because insurance companies usually need much more time than they have now. >> well, it typically takes anywhere from a year to a year and a half for an insurance company to develop new policies, get them approved by regulators and develop all the materials needed to sell them to consumers. >> reporter: requirements of the law still have not been completed. businesses of a certain size, for instance, have to have what is called adequate coverage in order to
get the latest on the efforts to resolve the impasse over tax hikes and spending cuts. >> brown: then, we get two views of a palestinian bid for limited statehood, ahead of a key vote tomorrow at the united nations. >> warner: wonder why your bills are going up? paul solman examines "the fine print" with author and journalist david cay johnston. >> i'm not against corporations. i am in favor of rules that make you earn your profits in the competitive market. you don't get them through a government rule that lets the company reach in your wallet and take money. the kinds of profits that we're >> brown: after the election, what's next for immigration reform? ray suarez asks texas senator kay bailey hutchison and illinois representative luis gutierrez. >> warner: and on the "daily download," we look at how the obama administration is re-using digital information gathered for the campaign to rally support now. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations
everybody, our start start this morning the fight over the cliff intensifies. remember that no tax hike pledge. new signs that the gop may be starting to rebel from that. maybe a compromise before the 35-day deadline passes. and congress gets back to work this morning. plus a power grab in egypt. mohamed morsi under fire for granting himself extraordinary powers. will that affect cease-fire talks between israel and hamas? they're happening in egypt today. >> and $59 billion! retail records broken as americans crowded stores for some competitive shopping over the weekend. and now cyber monday is here. will shoppers be in even more of a spending mood? >> you want to talk about money? a new powerball jackpot. a new record in the cash payout. it's unreal. >> a packed two hours ahead for you this morning. new jersey congressman bill pascrell will be joining us, grover norquist, jamie rubin, dr. hanan ashrawi, will be our guest, peter billingsley from a christmas story, and grinle college hoops star jack taylor. remember him? big game he had the other day. and the one and only tony benne
about america's fiscal problems. i outlined a framework that deals with reforming our tax code and reforming our spending. i believe the framework that i have outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. to show our seriousness, we have put revenue on the table house speaker boehner -- on the table. >> house speaker pinera today after a meeting -- house speaker john boehner after a meeting at which the white house. does that mean that republicans are considering raising taxes on wealthy americans? >> yes, but there's a divorce between raising revenues and raising rates. and i'm afraid that half of washington, the liberal half, has an inability to understand. you can keep rates the same, or even lower them, as was recommended by the president's own debt commission, which he rejected, if you broaden the base by eliminating deductions and credits and all kinds of exemptions. that is how they did it in 1986. in the reagan-o'neill agreement. they lower the rates and raise revenue by broadening the base. every quarter century
to raise taxes we're going to do it on everybody. that to me is fairness. i don't think anybody's taxes ought to be raised. i'm offended listening to the people responsible for this blame the american people because they're not paying enough in taxes for the problem. that's not our problem. our problem is a spending problem, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, on down to number ten. >> the countdown is on and we're 42 days from running off the so-called fiscal cliff. yesterday as you heard, rush limbaugh came down hard against raising taxes to solve this problem. he lamented the gop infighting whether to let the bush tax cuts expire on the richest americansp during a speech yesterday, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke who coined the term fiscal cliff warned of dire consequences if congress doesn't get their act together. >> spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff absent offsetting changes would pose a substantial threat recovery. by the reckoning of the congressional budget office, the cbo, and that of many outside observers a fiscal shock of that size would send the economy to
cliff, i was wondering about maybe raising taxes. q. what are they planning on cutting? i live paycheck to paycheck. i was curious as to what people are planning on cutting instead of just raising taxes? host: you said you are living paycheck to paycheck. are you doing anything to prepare in case the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? caller: just try to work to make a living. this economy is not helping much. host: thank you. today's wall street journal talks a little bit about the impact of going off the fiscal cliff in this chart -- we will take you through few more those scenarios throughout the show. but we want to go to jeff from texas, the independent line. your confidence in the u.s. economy as we are approaching this fiscal cliff. caller: yes, thank you. i don't see much confidence. i don't see the fiscal cliff as the big problem. the problem is the federal reserve monetary policy. the idea that the weekend keep printing money and borrowing money and expect the government to carry everything. we are buying up all these bonds and keeping interest rates so low. politicians from both
to revisit this. taxing legislation has to come through the house of representatives. so there's john boehner's mandate. >> now, donna, there's another quote from that article in the cincinnati inquirer i want to show and ask you about. he said in it there are essentially three major routes to repeal the president's law, the court of congressional process, with those routes coming up short, the third and final one becomes more important than ever. do you think that's the message of the last election to try to essentially repeal obama care by investigation? >> no. that's not the message. i understand that speaker boehner is still trying to pander to those who lost the election, but the truth is is that two-thirds of this law is already being implemented across the country. some of the most important provisions are about to be implemented in 2013. and of course 2014 when the state exchanges come into play. i think it's important to focus on implementing this law to ensure that we get the kind of quality care, you know, that all americans deserve. and the fact we're trying to insure millions of
act together on the fiscal cliff, taxes for the vast americans will go out. 90% of households in this country will pay higher taxes if the u.s. goes off that cliff. with low income families among the hardest hit. connell: charlie wrangle, congressman from new york, he is here in studio with us. >> we have to get a deal done. it would be irresponsible for congress to go forward. most people do not know that the break that they are getting is temporary. it expires december 31. do nothing and the rates automatically go up. what about the severe cuts that we will have in the budget. this is a nightmare that we created that never should have happened. now it is on the brink of happening. in my opinion, will it happen, no. we have the option to do something justice and responsible. that is kicked the whole thing off to next year. believe me, the country is facing such a terrible crisis. dagen: even if they broker a short-term deal, it goes for six months, what about the hope of overall tax reform? isn't that better to get a short-term deal and then do something more sweeping and per
to the public on his strategy resolving the fiscal crisis. as the parties remain at odds whether to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. >>> tragedy in mexico a young beauty queen caught in cross fire in shootout between mexican soldiers and drug traffickers,. the details there. it is all "happening now." jenna: it is a good day to start. we're working through a lot, we sure are. there is messy weather outside. jenna: there is that. glad to have you with us on a tuesday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. a critical meeting on capitol hill. u.n. ambassador susan rice met with three top republicans about libya. jenna: john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayotte criticized explanations rice given in the past and obviously today and on the attack in benghazi the meeting doesn't appear to help smooth away for rice's widely anticipated nomination as secretary of state. here is senator ayotte moments ago ago. >> when you have a position where your ambassador to the united nations you go well beyond unclassified talking points in your daily preparations and responsibilities for that job and that
online or at a bank of america near you. >> brian: eliminating certain tax deductions stop merrence from can falling off the fiscal cliff. president obama seems reluctant. >> it is difficult to see how you make up trillion just by closing loop holes and deductions. the math tends not to work. >> when it comes to taxes, republicans and democrats agree that the current federal tax code is broken and both sides recognize the importance of closing aggregious tax loop hole that is pick winners and losers. tax reform that eliminates tax wasteful preferences to generate revenue will bring efficienciy to the tax system. >> brian: who has the right approach. james freeman. james, i like deadlines and. >> it makes the mind. >> brian: find a cure. president wants to raise upward 35 to 39 percent and republicans say cap the deductions is better? >> clearly if you could simplify the tax code and get rid of deductions without raising rates on investment in particular that is the least economically detructive way to get more money. >> brian: if you cap at $50,000. and you make two million and you choos
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to solve that issue it's good to raise taxes on everybody, even on small businesses. he's really not taking into account the economic impact of what's going on in the country right now. you have to have sympathy for these folks, but they should remember, they should heed the example of hostess and the automakers, you push too hard, there are economic consequences. job consequences and company-wide consequences. patti ann: briefly, the controversy over working on thanksgiving -- >> well, that's a joke. i mean, come on. listen, you take this job, my dad was a bartender. i washed dishes as a kid. we worked easter, okay? easter's a big italian-american holiday, by the way, but we did it because those were the conditions of the job. like i said, these are not coal miners, they're not risking their lives over at wal-mart. they work in retail, and guess what? black friday is a big retail day. patti ann: all right. gotta go. charles gasparino, thanks so much for joining us. >> you got it. gregg: and now a fox news alert. new violence erupting in egypt after president muhammad morsi grants himself n
, there will be huge automatic tax increases and spending cuts. dave cote knows what's at stake. he's the c.e.o. of honeywell and a member of the simpson-bowles commission which came up with the budget plan. last week, president obama sought his advice. we asked cote to put america's debt into perspective by comparing it to the size of the overall economy. >> our debt is higher as a percent of g.d.p. today than it has been at any time in our history since the revolutionary war with the exception of the end of world war ii when we had a very good reason to be doing that. so we have to do something. >> pelley: what is the size of the problem? >> our net debt today if you include the impact of borrowing from social security is about $11 trillion today and over the next ten years grows to about $20 trillion. that means our annual interest bill would be a trillion dollars a year. it's ridiculous! >> pelley: dave cote knows about fixing finances. he pulled honeywell out of a slump. it's one of america's largest industrial conglomerates. 130,000 employees make products ranging from aircraft parts
outcome is not to raise taxes on anybody. i do think that if the president has his way and those taxes go up on investors and businesses, it's hard to see where the jobs are going to come from next year. as you know, we still have over 20 million people without a full-time job. so i think getting around this crisis in a way where everybody agrees not to raise taxes on anybody, we go into 2013, maybe that could be the year. and, boy, what a great christmas present this would be, if we actually throw out the tax system and start over. i mean, this is my, this is my new year's wish, that we could junk this tax system, get something that's pro-growth, that creates jobs for every american who wants a job. rick: so on a scale of 1-10, how optimistic are you that we're going to yet a deal like that in. >> oh, i think we will get a deal. it could take a while. you and i could be talking on christmas eve, but i think they will get a deal, and i've got my fingers crossed that taxes don't go up on anyone. rick: steve moore, enjoy the holiday with your wife and three sons. nice to talk to you. heathe
." you better do it the next 35 days? >> this is one of big igest tax deductions out there. it's about $158 billion. the cost to the federal government, 37 million tax returns, lots of people do it. it's on the table though for the fiscal cliff to be eliminated or to be capped. >> gregg: it could go away january. it could be capped or thrown away entirely. talk to us about some of the best ways to give at the same time helping yourself with a tax deduction. >> first of all americans are generous. 2% of their income they give regardless. revenues are down because we have been through a recession. but they continue to give. it's that generosity of spirit that we continue to see through sandy and all the rest. there are a couple of things you have to know. you have to itemize on your tax return. it has to go to a qualified nonprofit. if you are giving food to people that need it you can't deduct that because it's to an individual, it has to be a qualified nonprofit. you need a receipt if are giving away $250 or more. if it is over $5,000 you need an appraisal. you need to consider the fai
the board spending cuts and major tax hikes. what will it take for both sides to reach a compromise. here is washington times columnist. >> let's start here. yesterday was small business saturday. should we fall off this fiscal cliff how would it effect the small businesses in this country? >> well, i think right now, ar they will. that's t -- arthel that's the big question. most have no idea what they are facing. if all of the bush tax cuts do expire as they are slated to do then small business owners would be looking at massive tax hikes across the boards. right now they are filling out their budgets for the following year doing something congress has not been able to do in years. but they are filling out their budget. if they think they are facing a huge tax hike, what they are going to do is they are not going to hire people. they are going to lay people off. we have this other new aspect to all of it which is they are going to triple worker's hours so they can avoid the new obama care tax that is slated to kick in. >> tell me this because we do talk about the small businesses. we wan
specifically, that's a series of tax increases and spending cuts together set to go into effect on new year's day if they cannot agree on a budget before then. president obama and congressional leaders have been talking and possibly to come this week. it's november 26th. they don't have a lot of time. peter doocy with the news from washington. >> harris, republicans and democrats alike think that closing loopholes to raise revenue is a good idea. republicans are resisting the idea that inleasing tax rates on the wealthy will steer the country away from the fiscal cliff even though suspects insist it will. >> i would be very much opposed to raising tax rates, but i believe that we can close a lot of lop holes. >> they have to go up, real or effective tax rates, there are ways of doing this and secondly, we have to gross loopholes. >> lindsey graham is okay with new revenue and willing to cap deductions to get it, but only if democrats agree to reform entitlements like social security and medicare. >> i don't expect the democrats to go for premium ouci do expect them to adjust these entitleme
automatic tax hikes and spending cuts at the same time and an economists say it could cause another resomething. the president met with congressional leaders from both parties, but harry reid says there has not been much progress since then. mike emmanuel is on capitol hill. republicans are asking for changes to social security and medicare. any common ground? >> shep, in public, it does not sound like it. top republican leaders say if you want to avoid the fiscal cliff, you need to address the drivers of our debt. >> we know that the only way we can solve our long-term debt and deficit problem is to fix the unsustainable growth rates of our very popular entitlement programs. the president has from time to time indicated an openness to that. now is the time to actually do it. >> 42 business groups sent a letter to leaders of congress asking them to do tax reform to lower tax rates and also address entitlement reforms. >> shepard: democrats say they want more revenue, more taxes here. what about entitlement changes? >> well, any time you start talking about tweaking these programs, t
the 18.4 cent per gallon federal gasoline tax, something that's being pushed by state highway officials and road builders across america. casinos are also pushing to get language legalizing online poker into a deal and governors hit hard by superstorm sandy or wanting more if federal aid to come to them through a potential deal. whatever agreement it made to avoid the fiscal cliff, it's going to be worth a lot of money and now is the time that groups are stepping up to see if they can get in on some of that. >> all right, everyone wants a little piece of the action and everyone wants fiscal restraint and they all wan their own-- >> hey, if you cut the other programs, the ones that don't involve me, that's better. >> what's the deal that gets done? do the middle class obviously gets extended, bush tax cuts. 250 and under. what gets done above that? >> well, remember joe biden telegraphed the idea na he likes the 1 million mark and president obama had 200-- >> 250,000 as everyone and we were talking to small business owners on the show saying that $250,000 that's the small business owners
the oncoming tax increases and spending cuts if the president isn't willing to put his signature program, the healthcare law, on the chopping block. what does that really mean? byron york is chief political correspondent at the washington examiner and a fox news contributor. byron i want you to explain this. i mean, look, obamacare passed the u.s. supreme court and obviously it's not going to be overturned by executive fiat by a president mitt romney. so that leaves a third approach and here what john boehner rights, congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct thorough oversight of the executive branch and congressional oversight will play a critical role in appealing obama care going forward. how in the world does that happen? >> well, it's not going to play a role in p repealing obamacare. this is a little bit of a surprise from bean bone, he said right after the election i guess that settles it, that makes it the law of the land. what the white house will say, obamacare was passed by congress, signed by congress, upheld by the supreme court. if you want to repeal it you ca
tax rates. but i believe we can change loopholes. >> i want entitlement reforms. democracies promise to cut spending. we never cut spending. i am looking for revenue for entitlement reform. >> reporter: senator graham says age adjustment and means testing for medicare and social security is a reasonable thing. but illinois democratic senator dick durbin doesn't want to touch social security. he thinks the new revenue should come from an increase on the tax rates of top earners, which is currently 35%. >> let the rates go up to 39. let us also take a look at the deductions. let's make sure that revenue is an integral part of deficit reduction. from my side of the table, bring entitlement reform into the conversation. social security, set aside, doesn't add to the deficit. when it comes to medicare and medicaid, protect the integrity of the program, but give it solvency for more and more years. >> reporter: a source with engine of knowledge -- with knowledge of the negotiation says there is no date set in stone for the next meeting among the principle negotiate othe timing will depend
. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. >>> a frightening moment for this woman walking her dog in israel when she heard the warning that a rocket was headed for her neighborhood. she shot this video as she took cover. [ bleep ] . >> you can hear those explosions in the distance, right? she is a teacher in israel, lives about a mile from the gaza border. even though classes are canceled and the children have been evacuated, she has chosen to stay home to take care of her dogs. she joins us now via skype. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess it's afternoon there. so good afternoon. before we get to your personal story, i'm sure you've heard by now about the bus at
are on the ropes because the president was very clear about wanting to raise taxes and the voters voted for him. but he promised people that he would protect them. if this deal happens, you will see taxes go up on 90% of americans. for example, 20 or 30,000 dollars, they would go from receiving money under the earned income tax credit to only $1500. that is just the beginning. unemployment, people have to pay higher taxes in terms of that, this could be a problem for working and middle-class people. jon: back could explain why her people like john boehner say that mr. president, he won the election, it's time for you to lead well. >> we have to face reality that the american people gave the president a do over. the house and the senate, the same position we were in two months ago. the american people may have given the government a do over, but they don't expect a status quo. they want decisions to be made in a bipartisan manner. republicans are willing to meet the president halfway. but he is the leader of the country and it's up to him to propose a plan. it is up to him to provide negotiation
was the extension of the bush tax cuts. president obama wasn't interested in a deal because he didn't have much leverage. that meant any deal would favor the republicans and alienate his core constituencies. you fast forward to now, look, all negotiations go through ups and downs, but the bottom line is that both sides need a deal. if the republicans push us off the fiscal cliff, they will be blamed for the subsequent recession and they'll pay the price in 2014. president obama also needs a deal because history doesn't remember who the speaker of the house was during a period of weak economic growth. the president gets the credit or the blame. he's going to be written about for 300 years and he does not want to preside over eight years of the weakest growth in u.s. history. so, he needs a deal so that the next four years are better than the last four years. >> we'll see. obviously, still the opening days of this process. charlie, the fed chairman in new york yesterday referring to these talks, reiterating how important it is they get done. he coined the term, fiscal cliff, "the washington post"
senator lindsey graham says he may break his pledge to anti-tax lobbyist grove norquist. >> i'm willing to generate revenue. we're below historic advantages. i will not raise tax rates. i will cap deductions and long story short for the good of the country only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> all the president that i have served with including reagan, clinton and the first george bush moved away from the position of no additional tax. >> they all added revenues to deficit reduction. >> without a bipartisan plan the bush-era tax cuts are expected to retire jarn 1st and spending cuts may kick in as well. they anticipate a second face- to-face meeting with president obama as soon as this week. >>> also in washington republican senator john mccain backed off from fiery criticism of un un ambassador susan rice about the attack in libya. >> i think she deserved the ability to explain herself and her position as she said, but she is not the problem. the prose problem is that the president of the united states, who in a debate with mitt romney said that he had said it was a terr
for the combination of spending cuts and tax cut eliminations set to hit at the start of the new year. the president has been pushing congress to preserve the bush era tax rates for the middle class but let them expire for american whose make more than $250,000 a year. republicans have called for democrats to agree to serious cuts in entitlements and a number of g.o.p. lawmakers have said they are ready to put new revenue on the table. mostly through lowing loopholes. and now from capitol hill, the solution needs to "all of the above approach." >>guest: two former republican congressman wrote in the "wall street journal" when you consider all the federal government liabilities, our debt is more like $8.6 trillion every day you have the baby boomers retiring and meeting the benefits so a key senate republican says entitlements must be part of the negotiations if you solve the problem, there is no question you are going to need some revenue but you can take all the revenue and it would not solve the problem. so, the real answer is, we have a demographic shift that is coming into entitlement programs t
, when they've gotten down to brass tacks and what would have to be done and where the tax rates would need to be raised and where the cuts to medicare and medicaid would need to be, both sides seem unwilling to believe that the other side is really serious about making the changes that then. >> ben bernanke weighed in on this yesterday. let me play that for you. >> indeed, by the reckoning of the congressional budget office, the cbo, and that of many outside observers, a fiscal shock of that size would send the economy toppling back into recession. >> everyone i've had on this program, all the members of congress, have said to me, joanne, we have to get this done, of course it's going to get done. but we should remember it was a year ago today the grand bargain failed. so what's it going to take? >> you know, i think it might take the new congress being seated. i mean, if you think about it, you still have a lame duck congress so, while the election may have changed the atmosphere and sort of the story line for the members, the actual people themselves are still there. so they've not
this shortened trading session. >>> senator saxby chambliss has signed activist grover norquist famous anti-tax pledge but he says he's ready to talk tax hikes to avoid a fiscal cliff. he said earlier this week, quote, i care more about my country than i do a 20-year-old pledge. if we do it his way, we'll continue in debt and i just have a disagreement with him about that. he's talking about grover. >>> in suburban washington you're taking a look at community leaders, union leaders and perhaps some walmart workers. they're heading toward a walmart store. we believe they made it to a parking lot. as you know, they're protesting salary and health benefits for the workers at walmart. renee marsh is among the protesters, joining us now live. fill us in, renee. >> reporter: good morning, carol. i can tell you that they have finally made their way to the outside of this walmart here. just take a look. you can see how many people are out here. i would estimate it is in the hundreds. and they're all chanting. some of them wearing signs, some of them holding signs that say that the wages just aren't whe
to be happening other than we know we have a huge fiscal crisis on our hands. we know there will be a lot of tax increases going into effect. americans are going to to be shocked and many things are going to trigger, expiration of the bush tax cuts or increases in affordable health care act and penalties. there are so many things that are going to trigger to increase taxes not only on individuals but businesses and certainly even upon state budgets. >> greta: what is overriding all of this, the reason we're going off the fiscal cliff is because a year and a half ago the congress and president and senate didn't do this work and pushed it up against a deadline. the reason you don't know what is happening with the state guidelines, they had a healthcare claw lau for two years. i know you are a member of congress but nobody is doing any work to get anything done. frankly if you don't know what the rules are, how can you set up the exchange on the promise they are going to do it right later and they don't have a history of doing things right? >> i don't think they're going to have the money to do it
about health care and education and issues like that than they are concerned about taxes. what do you get from mitt romney? you get a campaign that's all about tax cuts rather than about the core kitchen table bread and butter issues. i have been saying that's a big mistake for a long time. now you have a lot of republicans who are catching up, who are getting it. it's about time. >> do you think, roland, they can get it and make up the ground they've lost? so many people are saying you've lost hispanics, you're never getting them back, you're done, there's no more gop. is that ridiculous? >> first of all, i have michael steele on my tv show on sunday and we talked about this year. the republican party has to listen to people. they can't just say well, this is where we stand, what we stand for, and we really don't want to hear what you have to say. you look at what the democrats did, look at what president obama did. they looked at five, six, seven, eight different issues in terms of being able to put together their coalition which was a winning coalition. the republican party often o
's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> the diplomatic effort to halt the violence between israel and gaza further complicated after a bomb rips through a public transport bus in the heart of tel aviv injuring 24 people. though they didn't claim responsibility, a tweet from hamas militants to israelis following the attack quoting -- you opened the gates of hell on yourselves. authorities say 142 people have died in
can get it, we have to pay for it after all. something about taxes -- taxes are extracted. usually paid voluntarily. that is an oversimplification. actually, officials at the irs will tell you well over 90% of individual taxpayers governments necessarily wrong. we all want government voluntarily and responsibly comply with tax laws. there is plenty of tax evasion out there, but most americans fulfill their responsibilities, but taxes are extracted. we have to pay for government. we, in public administration, believe in good government. the problem is, how do we maintain it would we have to criticize it all the time? how do we maintain the good parts of it? the other contribution to the decline in the prestige reagan , even of government included pro-market anti-government. by economists which were very prominent academically. reaganomics was, in a sense, invented on university campuses. the media describe themselves as a watchdog, quite appropriately. it is essential we have an aggressive news media that hold the government and other entities accountable. if they are doing things w
good. all right. stick around. next, democrats say we need to raise taxes in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. would republicans sign a deal like that? charles gas practicery know say -- gas perino said there are a couple ways to explain next bu. [ thinking ] woer what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relf ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. >> welcome back. while still feeling a little stuffed after thanksgiving yesterday, the bloat is about to get worse. >> that's right. after the main course of the election, the leftover gridlock happening right now in washington could cause a collective fiscal stomach ache by the end of the year. >> here to explain is charlie gasparino. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> congratulations on your italian feast, yesterday. >> he's a great cook. >> so we're heading towards this fiscal cliff. we keep on hearing about it. there are three scenarios that you're concerned about. >> right. we should point out. automatic tax increases, massive budget cuts. but they don't reach a budget. >> you
court ruling called "speech now," and the politically active tax exempt groups which also represented the other most important trend hereby the growth in undisclosed money. these groups call themselves social welfare groups even though they're very political in their messages, and social welfare groups don't have to say who their donors are or where their money comes from. so that's a really big change. >> woodruff: matea gold, how did they operate differently from what we've seen in the past? many of them don't have to disclose-- some do, but many don't. what else was different? >> well, i think as, liga mentioned, the c-4 activity is new. we saw it in past elections but citizenses united gave them a legal right to engage in independent political spending and they really did so with vigor. one of the things that is important to remember remember when we talk about the $1 billion in outside spending. that's just the spending that was reported. there are probably hundreds of millions of dollars more that we don't know about. >> woodruff: and what did the money go toward? we assume, eli
not reach a deal, we know exactly what's going to happen. after new year's day, tax cuts expire for everybody. and deep automatic spending cuts take effect. economists say that could send us right into another recession. mike emmanuel live on capitol hill. hello, mike. >> shep, congressional sources say talks have been business like and productive and almost everybody realizes they're going to have to give a little to get this done. several senators mentioned entitlement reform when i asked about where to cut. >> reform doesn't mean you throw these programs out. you run them more efficiently. you look at the fraud or waste and abuse that's been identified and then you come into the revenue picture. you know. people will call me and say, we need to trim this program. good with me, but the problem is it doesn't generate the difference that you need to make here. >> nebraska senators calling for going big, tax reform and entitlement reform since those are huge lifts for congress. for now, they could set numbers for spending cuts and revenue increases and then order different depart
-thirds majority to raise taxes 2/3 majority to refer things to the ballot you need a two-thirds majority to override a governor's veto. >> reporter: one issue that could benefit gay marriage. if the supreme court doesn't take up the case the legislature could use its two- thirds vote to put the issue back in front of voters as a ballot initiative. >> but it would take two-thirds just to put it on the ballot. i could imagine democrats thinking about that because on that issue i think democrats think that they are riding a wave. >> reporter: remember all the 11 propositions that you just voted on? the entire process could be changed with a soup majority. the senate president believed it needs to be reformed. >> i think, for example, there is nothing wrong with people with wealth getting involved in the political process, but before you qualify an initiative, you ought to have a responsibility to get, say, 1,000 contributions of $100 or more in order to even qualify in the first place. >> reporter: the question now: will the california democrats go too far to the political left or spend wit
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